Posts Tagged ‘engineer’

Eaton, Triumph settle lawsuit that brought down a judge

JACKSON — Power management company Eaton Corp. will pay $147.5 million to settle a long-running trade secret dispute with aerospace firm Triumph Group that exploded into scandal after Eaton lawyers paid to improperly influence an ex-Mississippi state judge who eventually served prison time. The joint settlement announcement yesterday by the companies covered the monetary terms […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer makes national ranking for 20th consecutive year

JACKSON — Neel-Schaffer Inc. is once again ranked among the nation’s Top 500 design firms by Engineering News-Record, coming in at 199th on ENR’s list for 2014. It marks the 20th consecutive year Neel-Schaffer has been included in ENR’s Top 500. Neel-Schaffer is the only Mississippi-based firm that is ranked among the top 200 nationally […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer takes top award from ACEC chapter for soccer complex

JACKSON — By helping turn a blighted area into a beautiful park and first-class soccer complex, Neel-Schaffer Inc., has been honored by the Mississippi chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/MS). Neel-Schaffer received one of the top six awards for its role in the design and construction of the Columbus Soccer Complex in […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer opens new Rankin County office

BRANDON — The Jackson-based engineering firm Neel-Schaffer Inc. has opened an office in Brandon that will be managed by Brandon native Derick Milner. Neel-Schaffer now has 39 offices, including 16 in Mississippi, spread throughout nine states. Neel-Schaffer also has a subsidiary surveying firm, Maptech Inc. that is located in Pearl, representing an additional office in […] [...]

Supervisors hire team for addition to Ingalls’ training complex

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have hired an engineer, an architect and a grant administrator to design and handle a $1.3-million addition to the new Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training facility at Ingalls shipyard. The Sun Herald reports the addition has been ordered before the Barbour building was put into use. It is called the […] [...]

Commission votes to retain Louisiana firm for bridge inspections

VICKSBURG — A Louisiana company will continue to do annual inspections of the old U.S. 80 Mississippi River bridge in Vicksburg. The Vicksburg Bridge Commission voted Wednesday to keep Baton Rouge-based G.E.C. on retainer for $15,000 a year. The company writes reports annually that note the structural stability of the 83-year old railroad crossing. This […] [...]

Ole Miss launches new law/engineering program

OXFORD — Following a national trend to make higher education more “user-friendly,” the University of Mississippi schools of Engineering and Law have joined forces to create a new program that provides early admission to the latter. Through the accelerated law program, students in the general engineering pre-law program can be admitted into a fast-tracked Bachelor […] [...]

Port, consultant at odds over expenses; contract may be terminated

GULFPORT — The state port of Gulfport is negotiating reductions in contract costs with CH2M Hill, the global consulting and engineering firm that conceived ambitious expansion plans unveiled in 2008 but since curtailed. “It’s my opinion we really don’t need all their services they offer and the expenses that are going along with it,” said […] [...]

Problems with paint, birds delay bridge project completion

COLUMBUS — It will likely be the end of September before the city can officially close out the Old Highway 82 bridge restoration project due to two factors — issues with the primer used in the painting process and a flock of protected migratory barn swallows who have made the construction site their temporary home. […] [...]

ERDC to furlough more than 1,000 workers due to federal sequester

VICKSBURG — About 1,050 employees at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg and three other locations expect to be furloughed one day a week beginning July 8 through Sept. 30. “Approximately 60 percent of the ERDC workforce is subject to furlough,” ERDC assistant director Alice Duke said in an email to […] [...]

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